Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Old Mackinac Point LighthouseOld Mackinac Point Lighthouse
P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. There’s just as much to see from the top of the tower as inside the original buildings. Authentically restored quarters and exhibits, including the original lens and an audiovisual program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, make this “Castle of the Straits” a true gem of the Great Lakes.



The Keepers’ Quarters contains three rooms restored to their 1910 appearance and a gallery exhibit on the history of the lighthouse featuring hands-on displays and original artifacts.

Tower Tours

Tours of the lighthouse tower are given throughout the day, on a first-come, first served basis. Tours are provided at no additional charge and are not guaranteed with admission. For the safety of everyone special restrictions apply. 

Audiovisual Program

A fifteen-minute program, Shipwrecks of the Straits, is presented in the Barn. It repeats continuously.

Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum

Located in the reconstructed warehouse, this new exhibit features audiovisual displays and a variety of original artifacts to tell the story of the numerous shipwrecks that dot the Straits of Mackinac.

Hours of Operation (Seasonal May-Oct):
  • Historical Attraction
  • Historical Tour